Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins Flooding Seminar/Webinar

26th Jun 2019

In Hawkins’ first combination seminar/webinar, Investigators David Reid Rowland and Richard Keighley (both of the London Office) gave an in-depth discussion of water damage and flooding claims. David discussed property damage arising from both ...

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Forensic Fun Days: Learn with Hawkins

24th Jun 2019

Throughout the months of May and June, Hawkins’ offices opened their doors to local clients in order to provide demonstrations, hands-on learning, and the opportunity for friendly competition. The Birmingham, Leeds and Reigate Offices collaborated ...

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An IFED Case Study: Exposing Fraud

21st Jun 2019

A recent commercial property fraud industry debrief by the industry City of London Police Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) gave investigators Andy Ingle and Nicola Fallowfield-Smith (both of Hawkins' Reigate Office) the opportunity ...

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Examining Escapes of Water Claims: Down to the Fittings and Joints

14th Jun 2019

Chartered Engineers Neville Tranter, of Hawkins’ Birmingham Office, and Adrian Ratte of Hawkins’ London Office, recently travelled to Davies’ office in Stoke-on-Trent to hold a training session on investigating Escape of Water ...

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Hawkins Exhibits at AIRMIC 2019

11th Jun 2019

Hawkins recently had the pleasure of exhibiting at Stand #4 for the duration of the 2019 AIRMIC conference. The marketing and business development team enjoyed speaking with everyone who came to visit our stand. The theme of this year’s conference ...

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